Windows 10 Version 2004 Usage More Than Doubled in August

Posted on August 28, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 11 Comments

AdDuplex reports that usage of the most recent Windows 10 version has surged in the past 30 days and is now installed on 24.1 percent of Windows 10-based PCs.

“[Windows 10 version 2004] is now on more than 24 percent of Windows 10 PCs,” the latest AdDuplex report notes, adding that this data is based on a survey of nearly 150,000 Windows 10-based PCs. “Windows 10 2004 share has more than doubled since last month.”

That’s a big jump from last month when just 11.6 percent of Windows 10 PCs were running version 2004. Windows 10 version 2004 debuted on the charts in June with just 7 percent usage.

So what’s the reason for the sudden surge in usage? I’m guessing it has to do with the news from early August, when Microsoft amped up its machine learning and resolved several long-standing upgrade blockers.

“We are now starting a new phase in our rollout,” Microsoft said at the time. “We are increasing the number of [PCs] selected to update automatically to Windows 10 version 2004 that are approaching end of service”

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Comments (11)

11 responses to “Windows 10 Version 2004 Usage More Than Doubled in August”

  1. rbwatson0

    And yet, I still do not have it on my Surface Pro 7...

  2. markgreatrex

    I still haven't been offered 2004 to download. Is anyone else thinking about staying on their current version until its end of life, and then maybe manually upgrading?

    • annacourt

      In reply to markgreatrex:

      That's a wise decision. My work computer automatically updated and all sorts of applications no longer work properly. When time permits i will have to perform a recovery or wipe it, and install 1909.

    • codymesh

      In reply to markgreatrex:

      just let it be, windows will update when it wants to lmao.

    • dftf

      In reply to markgreatrex:

      If you want it sooner, go into Settings then to Update & Security.

      It may be listed there for you to install, or tell you if there is a reason why you can't yet.

      If you don't see it, tap Check For Updates. Failing that, download the Media Creation Tool (should have 2004 in the file name) and choose "Upgrade this PC"

      • markgreatrex

        In reply to dftf:

        I've got two computers, the first one i use for gaming/experimenting/ testing. i did try doing an upgrade to 2004 on that one and had a few weird issues with the display and crashes. So i restored my system back to how it was before.

        The second one i usually wait for an upgrade and do it by windows update. I might just have to try the media creation tool and restore from a backup if i get problems. (Theres nothing i really need from 2004 at the moment, just wanted to try it out) anyway...thats just my experience. (I might try a clean install on the first one and seen how that goes first...

    • epguy40

      In reply to markgreatrex:

      well my dad's Toshiba Satellite C55dt-A laptop running Win10 v1909 home was offered the 2004 feature update as an Optional update back in mid-June 2020.

      though since I deleted the APPRAISER_TelemetryBaseline_xxxx.bin files from the C:\Windows\AppCompat\Appraiser folder & rebooting & checking for updates again, the v2004 feature update doesn't seem to show up on WU anymore on the Toshiba laptop.

      that's ok since v1909 is working fine on there, I'll skip v2004/20H1 and upgrade directly from 1909 to v20H2 when that one comes out

  3. dallasnorth40

    My SP7 finally upgraded about 2 weeks ago.

  4. Leebing

    Not surprised in the jump for installs. They no longer respect everything I thought I had set to avoid feature updates for at least 180 days. All of the sudden I was rebooting because of a new software install and Windows updated itself to 2004 and I spent the rest of the day in emergency mode. In over 25 years of using and even defending Windows, I finally went in debt today for my first Mac. I'd go to Linux, but I don't want to be get deeper into I.T. work. Windows has been bad enough fighting a loss of bluetooth and touch screen functions during a spring update. My company can make me use Windows, but at the end of the day it curtains for for Redmond's dirty and broken window 'pane' in my neck.

  5. rusty chameleon

    WAASS = Windows As A Slow Service

  6. cwfinn

    Mine as well. It was something else, out-of-the box SP7 came with 1903! Took over 2 hours for the multitude of updates before it went to 1909 then waited for weeks for it to get 2004. FWIW, my ancient Surface 3 (not Pro) got 2004 months ago